All of the news from the whoniverse this week in one article-however little of it there is.
Michelle Gomez nominated for a BAFTA
The nominations for the 2016 BAFTA Television Awards have now been announced, and actress Michelle Gomez has been nominated in the Supporting Actress category for her role in Doctor Who.
The actresses up for this category are:
The BAFTA Awards take place on Sunday 8th May at the Royal Festival Hall, London, and will be broadcast live on BBC One.
Doctor Who's return to television garnered it both the Drama Series Award and Pioneer Audience Award in 2006, with its lead writer Russell T Davies also receiving the Dennis Potter Award; one of the key forces behind the show's successful return,Jane Tranter, received the Alan Clarke Award in 2009 (presented by then Doctor David Tennant). In more recent times, current lead writer Steven Moffat received the Special Award in 2012, and the 50th Anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor won the Radio Times Audience Award in 2014. Current Doctor Peter Capaldi has also been a recipient, winning the award for Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for his role as Malcolm Tucker in The Thick Of It.
Greg Austin joins Class?
Mr Selfridge star Greg Austin's Spotlight CV appears to list a new role for the actor – that of a character called Charlie in a show called Class, which is to be directed by Ed Bazalgette.
What were the chances that Austin might star in a show with the same name as the Who spin-off, directed by a man who helmed two episodes in Doctor Who's most recent series?
With that in mind, we decided to do a bit of Twitter sleuthing and discovered that Austin has another Class connection: he's following creator Patrick Ness on Twitter. And Patrick Ness is following him back.
Two members of the who community have died this week. The first of these is comedy legend Ronnie Corbett...
The actor/comedian Ronnie Corbett has died, aged 85.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he started his acting career after National Service, initially playing a number of schoolchild roles owing to his height, before migrating into comedy on television with the likes of Dickie Henderson and Jimmy Tarbuck However, it was in during The Frost Report in 1966 where he was to first meet and work alongside Ronnie Barker, leading to their successful partnership in The Two Ronnies, running between 1971 and 1987 plus specials, and the show that made him a household name.
His other major television role was as Timothy Lumsden in Sorry!, which ran from 1981-1988. In later years he appeared in films including Fierce Creatures and Burke and Hare, and on television in shows like The Ronnie Corbett Show, game showSmall Talk and Ronnie's Animal Crackers, and also made appearance as 'himself' in both Extras and Little Britain.
Though not directly related to Doctor Who, he "inherits" the TARDIS from a 'Doctor' of sorts played by Ronnie Barker in their 1983 Christmas Special sketch, The Adventures of Archie. He was later to appear in The Sarah Jane Adventures universe, playing an ambassador that later turned out to be a Slitheen in the 2009 Comic Relief segment From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love.
Outside of his career, Corbett was a keen golfer, and was also president of the Lord's Taverners cricketing charity in 1982 and 1987. He received an OBE in 1978 and then a CBE in 2012 for services to entertainment and charity.
He was married to actress and dancer Anne Hart, with two daughters who also act, Emma and Sophie.
And Reg Whitehead
The actor Reg Whitehead has died, aged 83.
He was best known in Doctor Who for having played the first Cyberman to be seen on screen, during their invasion of the Antarctic base in The Tenth Planet; he went on to inhabit the insides of Cybermen for their successive stories The Moonbaseand The Tomb of The Cybermen, and then as a Yeti in their debut story The Abominable Snowmen.
Outside of Doctor Who, he appeared in a number of television shows during the 1960s and early 1970s, including Z Cars, The Power Game, The Avengers, The Saint, and Counterstrike. In later life he was an enthusiastic racehorse owner, and often involved in projects at his local stables in Newbury.
Christel and Luke are joined by Tony Lee and Tom Dix for this weeks episode of the fan show to review blink.
The first part of the season finale of season 5 sees the doctor find out the truth behind Dara's true identity.
Doctor who time and space #152
This weeks main feature sees Lewis and D-cool look at all things the cybermen-and why they have not been as good in modern who. This weeks review is warriors of the deep, but what will Lewis and D-cool think? Plus, there's a news discussion, who to face and the randomizer. Next week we review memorable 10th doctor story, girl in the fireplace.
Next week, we look at more news and more videos.
Hello. I'm Lewis Moon. This is the blog with all the doctor who news as well as MLMA updates.
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